Press release no. 5 - June 22, 2009 by-elections - The "Are you registered on the list of electors?" notice: an important source of information for electors



    QUEBEC, May 27 /CNW Telbec/ - In preparation for the upcoming June 22nd
by-elections in the electoral divisions of Rivière-du-Loup and
Marguerite-Bourgeoys, Marcel Blanchet, Chief Electoral Officer, wishes to
remind electors that the "Are you registered on the list of electors?" notice,
which is being distributed to their domicile this week, is an important source
of information. Not only does this notice allow electors to check whether
their name is correctly entered on the list of electors, it also provides them
with information concerning the place where they can register, make
corrections, or have a person struck from the list. Approximately 55,000
notices will be distributed (23,000 in Rivière-du-Loup and 35,000 in
Marguerite-Bourgeoys) over the next few days to as many addresses in the two
electoral divisions holding by-elections.
    "Unlike at the federal level, it will not be possible to register on the
list of electors on polling day, June 22nd, recalled Mr. Blanchet."It is
therefore important to carefully examine the "Are you registered on the list
of electors?" notice to check the information appearing on it," pointed out
the Chief Electoral Officer. Québec's Election Act is clear on the following
point: an elector whose name is not registered on the list of electors will
not be able to exercise his right to vote. The first period for revising the
list of electors begins next Monday, June 1st and ends on Tuesday, June 9th.
    Another way of checking if you are registered on the list of electors is
to use the search engine available in the "I'm voting" section of the web site
of the Chief Electoral Officer, devoted to the by-elections, at the following
address: www.electionsquebec.qc.ca. On the homepage, simply click on the
"Check your registration" icon. You can also call the Information Centre of
the Chief Electoral Officer at the following number: 1 888 ELECTION (1 888
353-2846).
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For further information:

For further information: Denis Dion, Information officer, (418)
644-3320, 1-888-870-3320, ddion@dgeq.qc.ca

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